MacDonnell Street Botanical Park is categorised as a Bushland/Conservation area.
Bushland/Conservation areas are generally un-embellished and are protected under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. This means they are not accessible for normal recreation purposes, but more for protection of biodiversity and natural habitat.
History behind the name
Named after the road it joins in one small section. MacDonnell Street, Edge Hill is named after HKN MacDonnell, a well known Cairns solicitor. He came to Cairns in 1897 and died on 26 November 1977, aged 98. He was president of the Cairns Chamber of Commerce, 1928-1929.